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GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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GSN Awards 2012

Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

Siemens’ new multi-modal mass notification system gets message out quickly

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Buffalo Grove, IL-based Siemens Industry designed Desigo Mass Notification, a new, fully integrated multi-modal communication system that can be used in a single building or across a large campus for communicating a series of emergency and non-emergency messages. Combining varied message delivery methods, from visual warnings to audible alerts, creates a multi-layered communication approach and increases the likelihood of recipients responding appropriately and effectively to life safety events.

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G4S to showcase its top security personnel at 2014 ASIS Expo

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Jupiter, FL-based G4S Secure Solutions USA will honor members of its Custom Protection Officer (CPO) program at the ​ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Atlanta, GA.

Men and women from the G4S CPO program will be available to meet and greet ASIS Expo attendees at Booth #1725 and explain about their backgrounds and training. Anyone who says hello and gets to know a CPO is eligible to win a $500 Amazon Gift Card.

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IXP pioneers new campus safety solution at Johns Hopkins University

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Princeton, NJ-based IXP Corporation, a public safety and emergency response provider that has partnered with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for the past 10 years, has announced an innovation that raises campus security to the next level.

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ASIS International selects 2014 Accolades winners

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ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, has selected its 2014 ASIS Accolades Award winners. ASIS Accolades is an awards competition that recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions.

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NAPCO to showcase solutions at ASIS 2014

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Amityville, NY-based NAPCO Security Technologies, a provider and manufacturer of high-technology electronic intrusion security, connected home, video and fire systems, as well as enterprise-class access control and door locking products, has announced it will exhibit and demonstrate its latest innovations at the ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in booth #2911. Solutions will cover school security, residential interactive home management and security, as well as 3G/4G radio networks and commercial wireless fire solutions.

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Attorney General Holder announces pilot program to counter violent extremists

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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will launch a new series of pilot programs in cities across the country to bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to counter violent extremism. The new programs will be run in partnership with the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Counterterrorism Center.

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New York City tracks firefighters with NRL radio tags, automated display

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The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has added new technology to 15 firefighting trucks to help it keep track of firefighters’ location.

Through the technology, the FDNY can automatically see which firefighters are nearby from an onboard computer and relay that information to the city's Operations Center. The system was invented by David DeRieux of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Space Systems, along with Michael Manning of Manning RF, and in close partnership with FDNY.

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